Issue 622: Spotify Files Complaint in Europe About Apple’s ‘Unfair’ Fees; TIDAL Adds Master Quality Audio to Its iPhone App

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Spotify Files Complaint In Europe About Apple's 'Unfair' Fees
Spotify Files Complaint In Europe About Apple's 'Unfair' Feeswww.forbes.com
Music streaming service Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission, alleging that Apple’s App Store is stifling competition.

TIDAL adds master quality audio to its iPhone app
TIDAL adds master quality audio to its iPhone appwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

According to MQA, it uses a process called ‘music origami’, which ‘folds’ master files into smaller files that can be streamed on the go.

Red Hot Chili Peppers to Live-Stream Show From Egypt's Pyramids
Red Hot Chili Peppers to Live-Stream Show From Egypt's Pyramidswww.billboard.com
Red Hot Chili Peppers announced details Tuesday (March 12) about their upcoming show at Egypt’s Great Pyramids of Giza.

De La Soul’s Long, Still-Incomplete Journey to the Digital Era
De La Soul’s Long, Still-Incomplete Journey to the Digital Eraslate.com
Plans for a 30th anniversary digital release felt apart at the last minute. Will we ever get to stream De La Soul?

Elton John’s farewell tour marks the beginning for an audio augmenting wearable
Elton John’s farewell tour marks the beginning for an audio augmenting wearabletechcrunch.com

The good and bad of attending the legendary musician’s MSG show with headphones in your ears.

'Straight Up Lies': Industry Reactions to Spotify's Royalty Rate Explanation
'Straight Up Lies': Industry Reactions to Spotify's Royalty Rate Explanationwww.billboard.com
Spotify’s blog post offering its rationale for appealing court-ordered royalty rates for songwriters has been given less-than-stellar reviews from several influential figures across the music business.

Midem Names Midemlab Music Startup Competition Jury, Submission Deadline Nears
Midem Names Midemlab Music Startup Competition Jury, Submission Deadline Nearswww.hypebot.com

International music industry convention Midem has unveiled its jury for this year’s Midemlab music startup competition.

Generation Z: Redefining the Business of Music
Generation Z: Redefining the Business of Musicwww.thembj.org

Consumer commerce has long emphasized marketing to millennials due to the peak of purchasing power this young demographic has reached

Groups Battle To Create Music Collective for Streaming Royalties
Groups Battle To Create Music Collective for Streaming Royaltiesnews.bloomberglaw.com
Music industry groups that banded together to help overhaul U.S. music copyright law are now working together on a new system to distribute billions of dollars in digital streaming revenue.

Sonos One Gets An (Imperceptible) Upgrade
Sonos One Gets An (Imperceptible) Upgradewww.twice.com
Sonos is updating its Sonos One smart speaker, adding Bluetooth LTE, a new processor and more memory.

A Guide to the Royalties Battle Between Streaming Services and Songwriters
A Guide to the Royalties Battle Between Streaming Services and Songwriterspitchfork.com
Trade groups say the streaming services are essentially suing songwriters. Spotify says it’s not as simple as just paying songwriters more. The truth is, it’s complicated.

Canada's Much Channel Slashes Music Video Airtime, Citing Poor Ratings
Canada's Much Channel Slashes Music Video Airtime, Citing Poor Ratingswww.billboard.com
Canadian TV station Much, known for three decades as MuchMusic, essentially the nation’s MTV, has announced it is cutting its video play to an hour each day.